1996 San Diego Chargers season

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1996 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Bobby Ross
General manager Bobby Beathard
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Jack Murphy Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1995 1997 >

The 1996 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 9–7 record in 1995. It was Bobby Ross's final season as the team's head coach. They missed making the playoffs by one game.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 San Diego Chargers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Dave Adolph
  • Defensive Line – Brian Baker
  • Linebackers – Dale Lindsey
  • Secondary – Greg Brown
  • Defense and Special Teams Assistant – Dennis Murphy

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Dunn
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – John Hastings

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 1, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 29–7
58,780
2 September 8, 1996 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–14
55,880
3 September 15, 1996 at Green Bay Packers L 42–10
60,584
4 September 22, 1996 at Oakland Raiders W 40–34
49,097
5 September 29, 1996 Kansas City Chiefs W 22–19
59,384
6 October 6, 1996 at Denver Broncos L 28–17
75,058
7 Bye
8 October 21, 1996 Oakland Raiders L 23–14
62,530
9 October 27, 1996 at Seattle Seahawks L 32–13
38,143
10 November 4, 1996 at Indianapolis Colts W 26–19
58,484
11 November 10, 1996 Detroit Lions W 27–21
60,425
12 November 17, 1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 25–17
57,526
13 November 24, 1996 at Kansas City Chiefs W 28–14
69,472
14 December 1, 1996 New England Patriots L 45–7
59,209
15 December 8, 1996 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–3
56,368
16 December 14, 1996 at Chicago Bears L 27–14
49,763
17 December 22, 1996 Denver Broncos W 16–10
46,801

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 391 275
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 297 300
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 310 376
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 340 293
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 317 376

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